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Resources – Week 8 & 9 – Whiteboards

Interactive White boards (IWB) Splashtop This site is set up so a teacher or student can turn their iPad into an interactive whiteboard.  Once connected to your computer through WiFi, you can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control … Continue reading

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An Attitude Scale for Smart Board Use in Education

Theme & level – White boards, K-5th grade This article is about researchers setting out to develop a scale of students’ attitude towards Smart Board (SB) use in education.  The research was done in elementary schools in Turkey, with one … Continue reading

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Interactive Whiteboards in Primary Literacy Classrooms

Theme & level – Whiteboards, K-5th grades This article discusses the use whiteboards in teaching literacy.  The study comes from South Australia.  The school has 530 students which are split up into 18 classes of new arrivals to the country … Continue reading

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Resources for Week 6 & 7 – Videos

YouTube & the Teaching Channel http://www.youtube.com/teachingchannel This is a great site which comes from YouTube.  It has videos about teaching, with videos, in the classroom.  There are over 500,000 videos to choose from, ranging from early childhood to college level.  All … Continue reading

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Video-Assisted Vocabulary Instruction for Elementary School Students with Learning Disabilities

Theme & level: Videos, K-5 grades “Poor reading is the most frequently reported academic problem of students with learning disabilities” (Rieth, Herbert, & Xin, p. 88).  This article discusses the use of videos to help with vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension skills … Continue reading

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Caught on Video! Using handheld digital video cameras

Theme & level:  Videos, K-5 grades This article shows how handheld video cameras could be used to enhance learning in science and engineering education.  Students in a fourth grade classroom were given the task of engineering a model rock & … Continue reading

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Resources: Mobile Learning

eBooks http://www.ebooks.com/ This is a great resource for purchasing e-books online.  You can search by specific author, title, or key works.  There are themes or genres in which to search by also.  They also have helpful information in actually doing … Continue reading

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Reader Response Meets New Literacies: Empowering Readers in Onine Learning Communities

“Cool! We’re using the laptops!!” (Larson, pg.638) was the cry that was heard when a class of 5th graders came in from lunch recess.  A semester long case study was set up in the context of a reading workshop to … Continue reading

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Examining Mobile Learning InThird Grade Math Skills

My article addresses the question, if the use of mobile learning with iPods was more effective in 3rd grade students learning their multiplication facts than the traditional way with charts, memorization, and flash cards. The researchers set up a field … Continue reading

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Part II – Primary Sources

A)Britannica Online Encyclopedia This is a complete source of historical events which span all of the ages.  Students can go on-line and put in a subject they want to gather information about.  The information is readily available to them, to read, download, or … Continue reading

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